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Film showing on Friday, November 4, at Rye Film Club, Rye Community Centre:

 Ida  [12A] 2013, 82 mins;  Polish dialogue with English sub-titles. At 7pm, doors open 6:30pm. Tickets £5 on the door.
Set in 1960s Poland, this is the story of Anna, a young orphan brought up in a convent, who is about to take her vows as a nun. Before doing so she meets Wanda, her only living relative and discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation. They set out on a journey to uncover their past, which leads Anna to question all that she has been brought up to believe. With Agata Trzebuchowska as Anna in a film which won both Best Foreign Language film Oscar and BAFTA in 2015.

Films showing from Friday, November 4 at Rye Kino

A Street Cat Named Bob [12A] 103 mins
The film adaptation of James Bowen’s much-loved, best-selling book, which tells the moving and life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat who changed his life. Starring Luke Treadaway with the real-life Bob, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head and Beth Goddard.

The Light Between Oceans [12A] 133 mins
From acclaimed director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, A Place Beyond The Pines), and based on the extraordinary best-selling novel from ML Stedman, this is a beautiful yet heartbreaking story about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realised. Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown and Jack Thompson.

I, Daniel Blake [15] 100 mins
Directed by Ken Loach and winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2016. Daniel Blake, 59, who has worked as a joiner for most of his life in Newcastle needs help from the State for the first time ever following an illness. He crosses paths with Katie, a single mother whose only chance to escape a homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Kate find themselves caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy in this powerful film written by Paul Laverty and starring Dave Johns and Hayley Squires.

Starfish plus one-off Q&A [15] 95 mins  LIVE: Monday, November 7 at 8pm
Pippa Cross, the producer of Starfish, will be holding a Q&A at Kino Rye on November 7. Pippa is a successful TV and film producer with movie credits including Kino favourites Summer In February and Chalet Girl. She recently came to talk to the Kino audience about Desert Dancer, while her past credits include My Left Foot, Vanity Fair and Jack And Sarah. All tickets £10 to include a regular glass of wine, coffee or soft drink.

The film is the true moving story of Tom and Nicola Ray whose love is tested to the limit when their perfect life falls apart. When Tom puts his small daughter to bed one chilly December evening, he has everything he could ever want – the house of his dreams, the life of a writer, a beautiful wife and a second baby on the way, By the next morning, all of this is in jeopardy as Tom succumbs to the devastating illness that is sepsis. As Tom and Nic battle to hold their family and their marriage together, the strength of their relationship is the only thing that can save them. Starring Joanne Froggatt, Tom Riley, Phoebe Nicholls, Michele Dotrice, Simon Bamford and Alexandra Doyle.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children  [12A] 127 mins
When Jake’s beloved grandfather leaves him clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers – and their powerful enemies. Soon Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends. From director Tim Burton and starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L Jackson, Terence Stamp, Rupert Everett and Chris O’Dowd.

The Girl On The Train  [15] 112 mins
Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel and starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans and Edgar Ramirez. Rachel is devastated by her recent divorce and spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Bridget Jones’s Baby  [15] 123 mins
Oscar winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favourite singleton in Bridget Jones’s Baby. After breaking up with Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones’s “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job and surround herself with friends. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong? Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and also starring Shirley Henderson, Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent, Celia Imrie and Gemma Jones.

Kids’ Club

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Kubo And The Two Strings 2D  [PG] 102 mins
An epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town, but his quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past. With the voices of Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron.

Great children’s films for only £6.50 and for every child ticket bought an adult goes free!

This runs for the first film at weekends. Grab a Kids Club loyalty card, have it stamped five times and get your sixth ticket free.

Forthcoming shows at Rye Film Club include:

Miracle on 34th Street  [U] 1947, 96 mins, Friday, December 2,  at 7pm, doors 6:30pm
Celebrate Christmas early this year with a classic. Winner of three Oscars, it stars Maureen O’Hara and John Payne and with Edmund Gwenn as a kindly old man who claims to be Santa Claus. He is predictably institutionalised as insane until a young lawyer decides to defend him in court. The film also stars a young Natalie Wood. Not to be missed. (7pm start, doors 6.30.)
 
 Love & Friendship [U] 2016, 92 mins, Friday, January 6, 2017, at 7pm, doors 6:30pm
With a story from the pen of Jane Austen, this stylish period drama is based on the novella Lady Susan. It stars Kate Beckinsale as Lady Susan Vernon, a widow, who has come to stay at the estate of her in-laws to wait for rumours of her dalliances, circulating in polite society, to die down. While there she decides to secure husbands for herself and for her reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica. 

Forthcoming special events at Rye Kino include:

Les Contes d’Hoffman LIVE: Tuesday, November 15 at 6:15pm
The Royal Opera’s lavish production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Offenbach‘s masterpiece, is a favourite with audiences. Created by Academy Award-winning film director John Schlesinger, this production brings alive a 19th-century world of romance, comedy, mystery and menace and stars Vittorio Grigolo, Thomas Hampson, Sofia Fomina, Christine Riceand Sonya Yoncheva.

Alan Bennett’s Diaries LIVE: Wednesday, November 16 at 8pm
Known to audiences around the world for his distinguished career as a playwright (The History Boys) and screenwriter (The Lady In The Van), Alan Bennett’s Diaries Live is a one-on-one Q&A, promising a rare insight into the life of an icon of modern British culture. The live Q&A follows a feature documentary that takes us inside Bennett’s world; from his home in Yorkshire to an awards ceremony in New York and a ride on the East Coast rail line. At 82, Alan Bennett shows no sign of slowing down.

Andre Rieu: Christmas with Andre  LIVE: Sunday, November 27 at 3pm
A festive celebration, featuring a never-before-seen Christmas concert packed with all the favourites including Hallelujah, Jingle Bells, White Christmas and many more performed by André and his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra along with his sopranos and tenors. As an exclusive for cinema audiences, André will be inviting his fans to his home town for a live intimate tour of Maastricht’s magical Christmas highlights, as well as participating in a Q&A with CinemaLive host Charlotte Hawkins in which the The King of Waltz will answer questions submitted by cinema audiences.

The Nutcracker  LIVE: Thursday, December 8 at 7:15pm. Encore, Tuesday December 27 at 2:30pm
With Tchaikovsky’s mesmerising score, a Christmas tree that magically grows, a battle between toy soldiers and an army of mice led by the Mouse King, matched with exquisite designs and world-famous melodies, Peter Wright’s enchanting production of The Nutcracker has enthralled audiences for more than 30 years. This year’s festive treat is presented by Darcey Bussell and stars Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell.

No Man’s Land  LIVE: Thursday, December 15 at 7pm. Encore, Sunday, December 18 at 8pm
Following their hit run on Broadway, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s comic classic No Man’s Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.

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